Monthly Archives: April 2021

All change at Crich as Derby 1 and Cardiff 21 get set to say goodbye

2021 looks set to be a year of change at the Crich Tramway Village with restorations start to come to a conclusion while work will start on the major restoration of Blackpool Brush Railcoach 298. With 298 set to be … Continue reading

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In Pictures: More progress in Leith

The big project to bring trams to Newhaven in Edinburgh is continuing with it appearing that excellent progress continues to be made in various areas of the route, a line which is due to open during the first half of … Continue reading

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Stop by Stop Nottingham Express Transit: Toton Lane line – Meadows Way West

Today “Stop by Stop” returns to Nottingham Express Transit as we embark on a journey out to Toton Lane. Having previously covered the Clifton South line in this series we now head back towards the city centre and will start … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Work continues on the old Wilko’s site

Preparation work on the site once occupied by the Wilko’s store on Talbot Road, Blackpool has been continuing in recent weeks. As we’ve reported many times over the past couple of years this site will become the location of the … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Beamish reopens – transport waits to resume

Monday 12th April not only saw the reopening of the Crich Tramway Village and Seaton Tramway but also Beamish, although for the Living Museum of the North, it is almost a transport free zone for now with just the access … Continue reading

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Still Standing! Edinburgh Cable Tramways Depot and Power Station

Today “Still Standing!” is off to the Scottish capital as we take a look at a surviving artefact of Edinburgh’s cable tramways.

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In Pictures: Edinburgh Trams 258 loses its adverts as it returns to service

Some of the eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed in one of our recent “Lockdown Walks” that Edinburgh Trams 258 has lost its C R Smith adverts while at the same time also losing the grey section on the cab … Continue reading

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A return to school for Balloon 710?

Since the announcement was made earlier this year that the Fleetwood Heritage Leisure Trust had decided to dispose of their tram collection – the bulk of which remains stored in a secure compound at Wyre Dock – there has been … Continue reading

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Picture in Time: Croydon Tramlink Depot

Over the next few weeks our modern tram edition of “Picture in Time” will be heading back to the early days of Croydon Tramlink concentrating mainly on the construction period with a series of images courtesy of Amey Transport Infrastructure.

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Trams are back at Crich and Seaton!

You’ll probably have seen the news headlines today as the queues of people outside non-essential shops as they reopened for the first time since January but that isn’t all that has been able to re-open following the latest relaxation of … Continue reading

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Service frequency increased on West Midlands Metro again

After a month and a bit running at a reduced frequency on a temporary timetable, West Midlands Metro services have returned to the more regular timetable as the next stage of the English roadmap out of Coronavirus restrictions was hit … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened To? Crich Tramathon 2005 – Blackpool 40

Continuing our series of “Whatever Happened To?” featuring the trams which ran at the Crich Tramway Village Tramathon 2005 today we take a look at one of the workhorses of the operational fleet – Blackpool 40.

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Trams in Video: London Trams & Trolleybuses 2012

2012 marked 60 years since the last tram ran in London (until Tramlink came along) and the year saw a couple of special events held – one at the East Anglia Transport Museum and one at Crich. In this video … Continue reading

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Latest Metrolink update to GMCA shows passenger numbers are still well down

The latest meeting of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Transport Committee included an update from the TfGM’s Head of Metrolink, Danny Vaughan, which gives an insight into how the network is continuing to operate during the pandemic. We recently saw … Continue reading

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Lockdown Walks: Stagecoach Supertram 112

Today’s “Lockdown Walks” is heading into Sheffield City Centre.

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Promotion of light rail post-pandemic under discussion

UK Tram are leading discussions amongst tram and light rail operators in the UK to plan for the promotion of passengers returning to travel once Coronavirus restrictions start to be lifted later this year. While detailed plans remain difficult because … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Just Eat no more on West Midlands Metro!

During February and March 2021 the two trams which advertised Just Eat on the West Midlands Metro network lost these vinyls leaving them devoid of adverts for the first time since they went all blue in October 2019.

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What’s New on British Trams Online? 10th April 2021

This week we have a double helping of photos as we look into the Blackpool archives and go more up-to-date on Manchester Metrolink:

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Around the World in Trams: Freiburg 285

“Around the World in Trams” is off to Freiburg in Germany again for this latest instalment.

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Lockdown Walks: Edinburgh Trams 275

Today’s “Lockdown Walk” is out in Edinburgh City Centre again as we take a look at the current very end of the line.

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